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the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >>reporter: inside little kids are under attack. >> heard this racket at our classroom. >>reporter: horrible things happening. teachers make sure they are safe and then do the unimaginable. >> what did the teacher do the then. >> she read us some books and we talked about things and played little games in there. >>reporter: did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >>reporter: teacher calm matched by a storm of police activity. word of 2 shatters spark searches of the surrounding area. children are rushed out of the school single file hand in hand eyes squeezed shut. >> we got in a line and we had to close our eyes. >> how did you find your way without your eyes closed. >> we all put our hands on other people shoulder and then our teacher hold the first person hand and she led us out. >> indicate okay. complete chaos nobody knew where anybody was. 0mob scene of children and police
. among them superstorm sandy, hurricane isaac and the colorado theater shooting. the red cross says sandy was their biggest response in five years. this year the red cross opened more than 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people and the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut was not included in that report. >>> on a much nicer note, we are going to see the sunshine today according to brian. >> well, that's the theory anyway. we're starting out -- we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies. there's so much moisture out there that, you know, it'll take a little bit today for it to clear. but after that we should glimpse the sun here and there. let's look at the doppler again really quickly just to set everything up. we had some showers move in over the bay area last night, didn't dump much, a couple 10ths inches of rain. in the south bay we see an echo or two and that's about it. so out the door this morning, we have clouds, a little bit of drizzle around the coast of the bay. inland just mostly cloudy skies. and toward midday the sun should come out. as you can see the sky li
at the memorial at the base of the sandy hook christmas tree. this memorial has grown exponentially in the last few days. at the memorial, we met some sandy hook firefighters. >> we had a meeting, to talk through what we've seen. this helped. we came away feeling well. >> reporter: he said they are deeply moved by the show of support. >> i think at the end, we'll be stronger and grow as a community. >> reporter: two of the victims, the firefighters tried to help were laid to rest today. hundreds of people came together at the funeral home in newtown to say goodbye to 6- year-old football player, wrestler, and skier, jack pinto. >> it was real sad. >> reporter: flowers are in heavy demand this week for funerals and the many memorials that have popped up around town. this is alice's floorist in nearby bethel. >> you want to be able to help people at a time like this. i feel the flowers do comfort people. but this is so overwhelming. it's one of the things you read about, and it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: in the city of monroe, a middle school is going to serve as the temporary home
.m. it is raining here. and yet there are still people here at the memorial at the base of the sandy hook christmas tree. this memorial has grown exponentially in the last few days. at the memorial, we met some sandy hook firefighters. >> we had a meeting, to talk through what we've seen. this helped. we came away feeling well. >> reporter: he said they are deeply moved by the show of support. >> i think at the end, we'll be stronger and grow as a community. >> reporter: two of the victims, the firefighters tried to help were laid to rest today. hundreds of people came together at the funeral home in newtown to say goodbye to 6- year-old football player, wrestler, and skier, jack pinto. >> it was real sad. >> reporter: flowers are in heavy demand this week for funerals and the many memorials that have popped up around town. this is alice's floorist in nearby bethel. >> you want to be able to help people at a time like this. i feel the flowers do comfort people. but this is so overwhelming. it's one of the things you read about, and it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: in the city of monroe,
. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday of heart failure on the way to a hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. and he was born in concord over in the east bay. you might remember him for his jazz hits including the biggie "take five." >> what you might not know is that brubeck learned the piano from his mother and after leading an army band during world war ii he studied at mills college in oakland. >> i didn't know he was from the bay area. >>> just in from the labor department, new jobless claims fell sharply from a week ago as disruptions blamed on superstorm sandy diminished. new claims dropped by 25,000 last week t
.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distracted. he's urging pet owners to make sure their animals are kept
frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distr
to freezing temperatures. >> and millions of dollars donated to the red cross after hurricane sandy hit back east. the reason the red cross is under fire for what it failed to do with all of that money. >> good morning. san francisco, traffic looks good but a problem on the peninsula involving 101. how to get around it. . >>> back to breaking news from the south bay. news chopper 2, back giving us live pictures. look at all this police activity. word classes canceled at monta vista high school in coopertino this is coopertino. canceled because of threatening grafitti. we see all the police officers milling around down there. they have sealed off the school grounds. a news crew is headed there now. we will be on the ground shortly and will bring you a live report on what is going on. >> paul mcartney one of the many big preformers taking the stage last night to raise money for victims of sandy. ♪ [ music ] the concert was held at new york city's madison square garden. more than $30 million was raised just through ticket sales. some of the other artists who reformed include bruce springste
advice went awry. >> sandy is showing us her usual drill. she travels widely and always takes a carry-on with the must-have item. earlier this year on a trip to italy things got off to a rocky start for season -- sandy and her husband. >> we were told when we first got on the bag before we got on the plane the overhead bins were full so you must check your carry-on, so we did. >> then what happened. >> we got to rome and it wasn't there. >> they took in the sights and sounds of italy, but without underwear, of course, so they bought new. when their luggage finally arrived, they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples to pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus from where we were. then we had to take a cab from the airport in naples to the train station in rome. it happens so she put in a bill for her costs. >> underwear, a sweater, a jacket, and we had to buy a bus ticket from there to the naples airport and cab fair to the train station. >> and what did she bill the airline? less than $70. >> it didn't come, it didn't come, it didn't come, so finally i decided,
in a small connecticut town struggling to heal. nearly one week since the sandy hook shootings, newtown is still coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. more children were laid to rest today as makeshift memorials to the 26 victims continue to grow. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: coming to newtown tonight, new hampshire police confirming that nancy lanza the first shooting victim of her son adam lanza, there was a memorial service for her today in new hampshire. meanwhile, here in newtown, more funerals for the victims of last friday's shooting rampage. a large portrait of 6-year-old benjamin wheeler stood outside trinity episcopal church in newtown, connecticut. about two dozen boy scouts lined up outside to honor the former cub scout. [ belmont stakes ] >> reporter: his was one of several funerals and wakes held today. earlier in the morning a hearse left another church with the coffin of 6-year-old catherine hubbard a little girl known for her love of animals. friday is a week since the massacre. for many in this grief-stricken town the loss hasn't sunk in. >> it
through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>> former president george hw bush is in guarded condition at the hospital this morning in houston. a family spokesman said the 88- year-old is a alert, he is talking with medical staff and he is surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sun and has been in the hospital since late last month. >> it'll put you in the icu because things are going well. we are hoping that the medicines and treatments can
whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate has passed a relief package, republicans argued the bill included to much money for unrelated aid projects. it struck in late october. it killed more than 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill goes to the house and it's still unclear if the gop is going to vote on that or push for something else. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency said it's responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who have been forced out of their homes. the agency said they were the most challenging. the aftermath prompted the biggest response in five-years. >> you heard of the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk could jump to six
on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if you take good photos or video we want to see them to ureport kgo-tv.com. >>> a missing couple feared caught b
is a sign that nearly the effects of superstorm sandy has faded. and this comes as the government releases the closely- watched survey for november. >>> apple will produce one of its existing lines of mcintosh computers next year. tim cook, the ceo, did not say which line or where in the house -- where in the u.s., the computers will be assembled. many are made in china. in the 1980s, they were made in fremont. in 1990, the production moved to elk grove in sacramento county. >>> lawyers for apple and samsung are scheduled to be back in federal court in san jose today. samsung wants the judge to throw out a billion-dollar judgment against it for infridgement and wants the judge to add $5 million of the award and -- apple wants the judge to add $5 million to the award. apple's stock, it is up nearly 1% after taking a big fall yesterday. >>> the grammy nominees were announced this morning and "fun" could get all top three awards for album, record and song of the year. "fun" shares a tally of six nominations with five other artists -- >>> the san francisco symphony also received a nod for best
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shooting in an age-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school which is a scene still. >> president obama supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot four times in the head while she slept. all of this was too real for first responders who won't soon forget what they saw. >> very early on, it was determined that this was bad, really, really bad. >> as the community tries to return to some sort of normalcy, volunteers hope that some caring pets will hope ease the pain of residents. specially trained therapy dogs are said to help bring comfort to other people when they are suffering or hurting. >>> dozens of people gathered in pleasanton to mourn the loss of so many young lives in last week's shooting. singing songs, praying, and lightning candles, they bonded together. >> pleasanton is much like a small town in n
. paul simon is a friend of soto's family and he sang one of her favorite songs. sandy hook survivors will return to school in january, but at a different school. crews are decorating their classrooms to look like their old school. >>> the president called on congress to work on an assault weapons ban. he plans to released new policy proposals to reduce gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we president cay steadily steadily -- does president mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> they will give the recommendation in january. >> the mourners received support from a sikh congress tbraw gages in -- congregation in fairfield. after a vigil thisy discussed issues such as guns and mental health. they also invited people of all religions to join them and further the conversation. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has
's home. police say the 20-year-old shot and killed his mother there while she slept, then went to sandy hook elementary school last friday, where he killed 20 children and six staff members. we've learned funeral arrangements for nancy lanza are being made in her home state of new hampshire. that's according to connecticut's chief medical examiner who would not say if the gunman's body has yet been claimed. also newtown residents have mixed reactions about nancy lanza, her name has been left out of the list of victims of the many vigils held there. gifts are pouring in. the town reportedly brought in four shipping containers to hold all donations. >>> ed lee will introduce new legislation ailed -- aimed at reducing gun violence in the bayview district. mayor lee met with leaders about how to reduce the violence. there have been 57 homicides around san francisco this year compared to 50 at the same time last year. >>> 7:16. there is a new poll showing most americans now support gun control. in the cnn poll conducted monday and tuesday, 52% of those surveyed say they are now in favor of m
in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. he only served for 9 months before being discharged as a private in 2008. he left the school this morning and hasn't commented on the report. >>> 11 bay area mayors are calling on the president to enact stronger gun control laws. they asked the president to ban the guns and want a national background check system. >>> a effort to get guns off the streets and out of homes and gaining momentum in oakland. police showed off 97 guns turned in. that brings the total number turned in to 397. the man funding the program homes it goes statewide. >> from san diego, orange county, los angeles, sacramento, this is easily a statewide initiative. >> he run as medical marijuana dispensary. he says seeing the gun violence in oakland prompted him to take action. >>> worker suffered serious injuries today when a steel beam fell on him. happened this morning. officials say the employee is believed to be 19-20 years old. he was rushed to the hospital. the company has not commented on the accident. >>> pg&e is raising its rates. it is part of the fall out
partly thanks to superstorm sandy buyers returning to show rooms in november after the waters receded and replacement demand increased after hundreds of thousands of vehicles damaged or destroyed by sandy. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning
. the shocker out of this jobs number today hurricane sandy had very little impact on hiring last month some projections were downright bleak. i turns out that the numbers consistent. labor department says 146,000 jobs added last month way more than the 65 to 85,000 or so that economists forecasted many the unemployment rate fell to 7.7% lowest in four years. the labor department says sandy did not substantially impact the data. markets a bit positive after those numbers came out dow up 40 bloomberg silicon valley index up by more than a half%. -- more than half a percent. h & m recycling program -- the goal is to reduce textile waste and find solutions that involve using more recycled textiles in new clothes. i'm jane king. >>> a little fog out there that mike is tracking otherwise cold. >> it is many here's the reason why, lack of clouds, beautiful from our roof cam under the bay bridge down to the diablo range you can see yellows, warming of the sun coming our way today and through at least tuesday temperatures may near 70° in some areas. live doppler 7 hd we are tracking fog in our inla
time to clear. >> yes. >> and add to the rolling stones performing for the super storm sandy benefit concert. including show producers say they've raised nearly $30 kblinl so far. the announcement comes as president obama plans to ask congress to approve $60 billion in aid to help communities rebuild from damage caused by sandy. >> native patriots quarterback tom brady is a new daddy again. brady ask his wife announced birth of their second child a little girl namedqst" vivienne . the super model says they're grateful to be the parents of another little angel. they have a 3-year-old son. >> congratulations autos from movie premiers to events, red carpets are packed now. >> we can hear all about it in today's on the red carpet report its a busy time for a-listers here in los angeles. matt damon and friends hit the red carpet last night for the premier of his latest film "promise land". >> seemed like a perfect back drop for a movie about american identity. the decisions we make as communities. >> in new york city another0w%ñ premier we learned some facts about elijah wood. >> i think
good advice went awry. >> sandy is showing us her usual drill. she travels widely and always takes a carry-on with the must-have item. on a trip to italy things got off to a rocky start for season and her husband. >> we were told when we first got on the bag before we got on the plane the overhead bins were full so you must check your carry-on, so we did. >> then what happened. >> we got to rome and it wasn't there. >> they took in the sites and sounds of italy but without underwear, of course, so they bought new. when their luggage finally arrived, they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples to pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus from where we were. then we had to take a cab from the airport in nap else -- naples to the train station in rome. it happens so she put in a bill for her costs. >> underwear, a sweater, a jacket, and we had to buy a bus ticket from there to the naples airport and cab fair to the train station. >> and what did she bill the airline? less than $70. >> it didn't come, it didn't come, it didn't come, so finally i decided, okay, 7
to help the victims of superstorm sandy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a fatal accident is in the clearing stages of the san mateo bridge. traffic is recovering. the accident is cleared. back to you. >>> say good-bye to those extra loud tv commercials. starting today, blaring commercials that are much louder than the show you're watching are banned. this after the fcc barred the practice saying the ads must maintain the same volume as the programs they accompany. loud commercials have been one of the leading complaints to the fcc since it first started reporting them back in 2002. ♪ [ music ] >> that's the boss. there is paul mccartney too getting the place rocking at madison square garden last night. it was all part of a star- studded evening to benefit those hit hard by superstorm sandy. >> alisha keys, the rolling stones were there bon jovi, eric clapton and others lighting up the stage hoping to raise money for funds for those that were hit hardest by the way. it's topped $80 million. >> a little relief. music relief last night. >> raises money for them and entertaining, too. >>> the golden
to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday, each of the victims was remembered in his own special way. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life for those kids. it breaks my heart. >> reporter: 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up. caroline previdi liked to draw and dance. charlotte bacon loved animals and principal dawn hochsprung was a mother of two but friends and family say all of her students were her kids. marlie hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >>> a c
at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of honey and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> reporter: he said the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut funding outlaw research on gun control in the 09's. the nra said its hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. >>> we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the national gun debate at 7:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area. at 7:30, the bay area schools that already have armed guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san fra
and napa downtown san francisco 43 degrees and sandy l is 38. most of the moisture for the end pending storm is sitting off shore. it will start to sag its way south and we will see a light rain beginning this afternoon for the north bay. we are easy and sprinkled around coverdale. the air is too dry for it to reach land so we are under mainly dry conditions right now. changes are at hand and future cast four for 8 tonight we will continue to see showers developed into the over-dollars. night hours. r storm warning goes into a fax at 6:00 a.m. friday and goes until 4:00 a.m. monday. most of the snow that will fall will be above 4,000 ft. in height ball before highway 89. if you are headed in that direction will certainly need your chains. overnight 57, number for pleasanton in sunnyvale and san mateo. rain will continue into the weekend, unstable weather will stick in the bay area with the exception of christmas day. 7 day around the bay forecast shows three storms 14 today, one for saturday, and the third one on sunday. 8:21 a.m. and here is george. >> look at the bay bridge. the mete
as storm cleanups. hurricane sandy spared the statue but did widespread repair on the island. the statue just got a $30 million spruceup that closed it for a year and it reopened the day before hurricane sandy. >> that's a shame. that was a storm. that was -- 13-foot water level. >> probably for a time all that was visible was the statue itself in the entire island surrounding it under water. kind of crazy. our storm around here in comparison not as big but it was a significant blow we tack over the past couple of days. many of you had more than half a foot of rainfall in just five days. we do have another round of rain moving in. i'm not going to call it a storm. we won't have flooding or widespread problems from the next system, just rain moving through. 63 degrees in livermore, san jose, san francisco and oakland. santa rosa with some rain showers around for you with 54. concord 57. have you noticed the lack of sunshine? taking that extra vitamin d pill in the morning? only 3 of the past 19 days have been sunny. i'm happy to report that will change coming up. but we have it get throug
of superstorm sandy largely ruled out. the four-week average at 408,000 is still elevated. most of the year we have seen claims around that 370,000 to 375,000 level which suggests modest growth. we get the november employment growth tomorrow. that's a key factor although again sandy will distort the numbers. >>> flat start on wall street. investors still looking for some progress. dow down 1, nasdaq down 1, s&p down 1, as well. apple shares down 1.25%. back to you. >> it's 1s across the board. thank you. >>> the new reality in washington state recreational use of marijuana is now legal. hundreds of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law last month. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing and selling it is still a crime. colorado by the way also legalized recreational use of marijuana but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. >>> just two years after arriving in the bay area, the "fresh & easy" market chain could be going away. there are 19 "fresh & easy" markets in the bay area employing a
in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons, but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday, each of the victims was remembered in his or her own special way. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life for those kids. it breaks my heart. >> reporter: 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up. so firemen from across the region said good-bye to him as though he were one of their own. caroline previdi liked to draw and dance. charlotte bacon loved animals. and principal dawn hochspr
. >> a whale appeared in a coastal enclave of queens the was heavily damaged during super storms sandy. >> a new study shows your children are obese is best deals with in the it to the two in four years old and also those more in commany reteu a portion of the purchase price 15 or 20 percent of the neck (not. >> consumer reports recommend reviewing a retailer term policy before heading to the mall. keeping the falling in mind. if proceeds will make a transaction much easier. some stores will not accept returns without one. not all purchases made on line can be returned a store. >> some gift cards cannot be returned or will not amount to a cash refund. if items were purchased at an out that they may not be returnable. >> if an item comes with a free or bonus gift that usually has to return to. >> you might not be able to return something you paid for without the free b you did not pay for. if you got a package deal bring everything back for consumer watch i am karen cafia. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news and the nfl have announced season's pro bowl rosters. we will tell you how
added fewer than expected jobs they blame hurricane sandy for part of that decline. we'll see what the government has to say in a couple of days. stocks holding on to positive, -- [ unintelligible ] facebook is one of the stocks we are watching trading slightly higher stocks getting extra attention getting added to the nasdaq 100 index next week that could help facebook. have you been in better spirits lately? sales of alcoholic drinks at restaurants saw a 5% jump. researchers say booze-buying is on track to go up this year and next. according to consumers part of the increase has to do with food and drink pairings that we are seeing at so many restaurants, beer dinners and tequila tastings. i'm sure you see that every morning, right? i'm jane king, at the new york stock exchange. >>> we are on the storm watch this morning, we have live team coverage we start with mike and a look at where the rain is now. >>> heavy just about everywhere that's the problem with this morning, all of us except for south bay and extreme north bay getting dealt with a blow of moderate to heavy rain at t
than 200 listened for the need of prayer and looking for answers. >> a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung and names read aloud. those i spoke with they don't know the victims but it made them feel spiritedly connected. they were here to heal. >> encouragement to the family of those that lost their loved ones. just to know that god is still the head of our lives and faith does help us to put through our faith and that is why we came today. ♪ ♪ >> students from the catholic school not much older than the victims themselves, sang silent night, hoping that the theme and words will do just that to a community still feeling pain. ♪ >> nick smith, "abc 7 news." >> sales of bulletproof backpacks and body armor for children are now said to be soaring following the connecticut massacre. backpacks are lined with koevlar material. one business tells mother jones.com they have tripled their sales. if the website has crashed moi7 times because there are so many interested people. >> with chilling detail an investigation points to systemic failures that led to the terrorist att
songs. sandy hook survivors will return to school in january, but at a different school.crews crews are decorating their classrooms to look like their old school. >>> the president called on congress to work on an assault weapons ban. he plans to released new policy proposals to reduce gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we president cay steadily steadily -- does president mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> they will give the recommendation in january. >> the mourners received support from a sikh congress tbraw gages in -- congregation in fairfield. after a vigil thisy discussed issues such as guns and mental health. they also invited people of all religions to join them and further the conversation. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 >>> a lawsuit has been filed by one of the hewlet packard's shareholders. last month hp wrote
: demonstrators held signs with the names of the lives lost at sandy hook elementary school. >> i hope you watch us law down and know we're lying down in a silent protest to remember the 26 people that lost their lives in newtown. >> reporter: protesters laid on the ground as each victim was remembered. former teacher held a sign for victoria soto who died protecting her students. >> it gave me shivers to receive and hold her card. i admire what she did and would hope that if i had ever been called to do that i would act in the same way. >> reporter: part of this demonstration. 20 pairs of children's shoes. a powerful and symbolic image for so many year today. >> i just want congress to know when they get to go home to their families that a lot of people can't do that this year. >> reporter: the silent protest was organized by a curvier of a shooting 13 years ago. she's pushing for stricter gun control. >> international background checks and closing the loophole. and banning assault rifles. there is no need to have ar-15 rifles in the hands of civilians. >> the founder of a new york- based video
. as three more students and a teacher who all died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary. were laid to rest. one of those victims. 27-year- old victoria soto. died while shielding children from the gunfire. her family says, she was committed to her students. earlier tonight. members of several nearby communities gathered at western connecticut state university in danbury. for the "tribute to new town". a special event of support for the grieving town. in his initial remarks about the shooting which took the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. issues likey to be at the forefront.military-style assault weapons, high capacity
initial claims. they say it's a sign nearly all of the effects of superstorm sandy on the labor force have evaporated. this report comes a day before the government releases its closely watched job survey. there are reports that hiring sank last month because of sandy. >>> a new study shows if taxes go up on upper-income americans, the passage of proposition of 3 -- of proposition 30, raised the tax rate for california's highest income earnser -- earners to 13.3%. if the bush cuts expire at the end of the year, that would brick the overall tax rate for higherners in rainfall -- high earners to 51%. >>> this afternoon, president obama will visit a family in northern virginia. he will be talking about the importance of congress extending tax cuts for middle- klaas americans. it's all -- middle-class americans. it's tall about taking action to avoid the fiscal cliff by the end of the month. >>> back here, san jose police investigating a dadly hit and run. last night a man believed to be in his 50s was killed while crossing the intersection at white and kimby roads. he's the -- qwimby roads. t
. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen interesting ideas around restaurant inspections. and we have seen ideas around places like parks. parks and rec information was interesting to people. >>> the grand prize winners made an app called book it and they took home a $3,000 prize. >>> there appears to and growing backlash against the new logo for the university of california system. more than 25,000 people have signed an on line petition at change.org to review the new design which made its debut friday. some say it is undignified. the new design is not replacing the traditional logo and will be used in traditional to the university seal. >>> they won an emotional victory over western oregon as a player who almost died from cardiac arrest watched from the bench. doctors say danny berger was clinically dead for several seconds when he collapsed during an uta
at sandy hook elementary. they are hoping their message is heard at the nation's dan tal. >>> more than 30,000 people have called a petition for piers morgan to be deported. this started after he called a man unbelievably stupid after the shooting. he said if i do get deported for wanting few gun murderers, many continues will have me. >>> how is the traffic, tara? >> we should be returning back to normal. on the peninsula, skyline boulevard at sweat road. we have a fallen tree brocking the rad by -- blocking the roadway here. it will take a while to clear. they have to bring the wood chipper in. highway 237, traffic westbound, normally backed up at sunnyvale. but this christmas eve day we're luckily experiencing no problems. >>> on the bay bridge, traffic is looking great into san francisco right now. >>> 7:49. let's head over to rosemary. >>> actually, we'll take it over from here. changes could be coming to a city known for its high crime. why richmond says other cities are starting to surpass their crime rate. >>> and why the dungeonness -- the dunges in crab season -- dungeness crab s
with the mess here had been back dealing with the mess after superstorm sandy on the east coast, came here for a few days he's going back there because there is much more to do there he says he will come back here when the next storm hits which hopefully will be a few days from now. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today a section of the road collapsed after recent storms you can look here vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency evacuation fixing the entire road will take one month. >>> in san francisco department of public works preparing for more rain crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and latch -- and large branches during last sunday's storm since then they've been checking vulnerable trees and clearing catch basins. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage you can track the storm any time with live doppler at abc7news.com. if you take any good weather photos or video we want to see it, them to ureport. >>> violent night in three bay area cities where sho
fell to 370,000. claims had temporarily spiked last month after superstorm sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen in the four week average which stands at 408,000. >>> there is new information tonight about an albany middle school teacher who killed himself after being accused of sex allegations. 28-year-old james isam saki killed himself in september after police arrested him and searched his home. since then there has been debate about the extent of the crimes. according to court documents unsealed today, he exchanged thousands of flirtatious messages with an under aged student along with open mouth kissing and fondling on campus. police say there were several victims. >>> police in mountain view have just released photos of an i.d. theft woman. the woman is impersonating a customer in downtown maintain view. the woman made unauthorized withdraws totaling $20,000. they are now asking for the public's help in identifing the woman. >>> we have new details about a 50-year-old woman who was shot and killed tuesday night while out on her bicycle near her
to ring their bills 26 times, one for each victim from sandy hook elementary school and that will happen at the exact time of the shooting 930 am m eastern time, that would be one week ago tomorrow. back to you -- 9:30 a.m. eastern time and that would be one week ago tomorrow. >>> and the night for newtown event will begin at the ice rink in justin herman plaza. all the items collected will be donated to local children in need. >>> members of the sikh community came to remember the victims of the school shooting and they mourned the lives lost in connecticut. earlier this year the sikh community was hit with a similar tragedy when a gunman opened fire on worshipers. he killed 6 people and wounded three others before killing himself. >>> the lawyers' famed artist and estranged widow and girlfriend settled the latest on the estate. they still don't know if the girlfriend amy pinto will get his mansion. pinto claims it was all hers because of a barely legible willed note. kinkaid was separated from his wife. >>> the maritime director will stay on the payroll despite his investigation into q
't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> not yet. >> reporter: this shop slashed prices as retailers did all over the country. still, it was not a good christmas for her nor most others. >> it started out all right and it just dropped off about a week ago. >> reporter: that's when it should have been booming. as it turned out this was the worst season since the country was mired in recession 2008. sales were up fractionally. expectations were up 3 to 4%. >> the controversy around this "fiscal cliff" kicked in and people started feeling more fearful, cons
to convince cal tran to keep the locks of love up. >>> time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one woman took advantage setting up a charity scam. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of little six-year-old noah pozner a victim of the shooting. she advertised on facebook saying a funeral fund was open to donors. all of the money was refunded to the donors. the mother of two teens denies opening the fund and says someone hacked her facebook page. she faces up to five years in jail to lying for federal agents. >>> if president obama and congress are not able to end the fiscal cliff people here will be hard hit. prop 30 voted into law in november will mean higher sales taxes and higher income taxes on the states top earners. the fiscal cliff would add to that. hitting all americans with higher taxes. the lowest income folks will see their take home pay shrink just over 3.5%. average earners 4% and top earners 6%. >>> the crystal ball that drops in new york's time square will have a little something extra this year. workers are already inst
sandy hook students and family members were guests at the new york giants game. the newtown group lined up on the field and cheered as players were introduced. the team said it wanted to do something to raise the spirits of their special guests. the defending super bowl champ routed them 42-7 but the giants were eliminated from the playoff chase when the bears outlasted detroit. >>> a lot of people are counting down the hours until they can get a prime viewing location. talking about the rose parade. it atracks almost a million people to pasadena for a firsthand look at the beautiful vote floats, the bands, the horses, and everything else. but you're not allowed to stake out a spot until noon today. then you have to stay put right there until the parade begins add 8:00 tomorrow morning. now after the parade, you've got the granddaddy of all the bowl games the rose bowl. stanford players are getting ready to take on the wisconsin badgers tomorrow. this by the way is stanford's first rose bowl game since 2000. when it also played wisconsin and they lost 17-9. this year the cardinal is fav
.6%. >>> at a time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one new york woman took advantage of that sympathetic spirit by allegedly setting up a charity scam in connection to that tragedy. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of six-year-old noah pozner. no a's uncle says he is disgusted someone would do this. >> my nieces and i think of these scammers they are stealing from them. they are survivors of this tragedy. >> the fbi says four days after the school shooting all of the money was refunded to donors. alba the mother of two teens denies opening the fund and says someone hacked her facebook page. she faces up to five years in jail. >>> residents in san francisco won't have to go very far to get rid of their christmas trees. the curb side collection will start next week. the annual christmas tree program -- officials say trees should be stripped of decorations and placed on the curb. >>> the paramedics that helped deliver a baby on the side of a road say it was a wonderful experience. it started about 3:00 in the morning on christmas day.
. >> the president is asking congress for more than $60 billion to help with sandy recovery efforts. he made the request friday on behalf of the state's hardest hit by the october storm. in a joint statement the new york governor and new jersey governor said the money would hen the states rebuild as well as help protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor surviv
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